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HE WILLY BORSUS

HE WILLY BORSUS
Vice-President of the Walloon Government Minister of Economy, Foreign Trade, Research and Innovation, New technologies, Agriculture, and Urban and Spatial planning

 

 

Born in Pessoux (Ciney) on 4/4/1962

Married - 3 children

 

Education and training:

  • Higher vocational diploma in legal sciences obtained at the IESN (Namur)
  • Extra training in European social law

 

Professional career:

  • Parliamentary attaché and employee in Belgian French-speaking non-profit sector (1995 - 1997)
  • Secretary-general of a non-governmental organisation that is active in the youth sector and on an international level (1997 - 2001)
  • Advisor for the office of Mr. Michel FORET, Walloon Minister for Town and Country Planning, Urban Development and the Environment (2001 - 2004)

 

Engagement and political functions:

  • Municipal councillor in Somme-Leuze (from January 1989 until October 2014)
  • Mayor of Somme-Leuze (from 1995 until 2014)
  • Provincial councillor in Namur (1994 - 2004)
  • President of the provincial council of Namur (1995 - 2000)
  • Walloon MP and MP of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (2004 - 2014)
  • Head of the MR-group in the Walloon parliament (2009 - 2014)
  • President of the MR-federation in the province of Namur (2004 - 2014)
  • National executive vice-president of the MR (2009 - 2014)
  • Federal Minister for Small Business Owners, SMEs, the Self-Employed, Agriculture and Social Integration responsible for the policy regarding the railway system and the regulation of railway and air traffic (2014-2017)
  • Minister-President of the Walloon Government (2017-2019)
  • Vice-President of the Walloon Government and Minister of Economy, Foreign Trade, Research and Innovation, New technologies, Agriculture, and Urban and Spatial planning (2019-present)

 

Other functions:

  • Administrator of several hospitals (CHR – AISBS – Vivalia (1991 - 2014))
  • Administrator of companies active in the energy sector (2010 - 2014)
  • Administrator of the Union des Villes et des Communes de Wallonie (1995 - 2014)
  • Active member of the Sustainable Development Committee and subsequently of the
  • Governance Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (2003 - 2014)

 

Publications:

  • « Appel pour le redressement de la Wallonie », work co-written with Charles MICHEL (September 2013)
  • « The European Charter of Local Self-Government in domestic law », report presented at the 21st session of the Governance Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (29 September 2011).
  • « Pour une politique de la biodiversité en milieu urbain », report presented at the spring session of the Sustainable Development Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (5 February 2008)